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Duncan’s Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women’s Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan)

Duncan’s Sara Goodman cherishes Pan Am championship

Captain won’t be joining Canada at World Cup but will cheer on teammates

Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen (back row, second from right) and Matt Percillier (back row, fourth from right) join their teammates at the airport in Victoria before leaving for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend. (Liz McDougall photo)

Mill Bay boys join Canada for World Sevens stops

Matt Percillier and Ciaran Breen on board for stages in Vancouver and Edmonton

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.

Cowichan Cougars extinguish Fire in season opener

Cowichan United plays to tough loss against JDF

Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.
Nathan MacDonald of the Port Alberni Bombers keeps the puck away from a Kerry Park defender during the Bombers’ home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nathan MacDonald of the Port Alberni Bombers keeps the puck away from a Kerry Park defender during the Bombers’ home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Late errors prove costly for Cowichan FC

Div. 1 team opens soccer season with a loss

Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders open with a loss to Saanich

Lake Cowichan Kraken set to play home opener this Friday

Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)

Cowichan Capitals looking for new goalie after Gurski heads to Giants

WHL trade caught Caps by surprise with training camp around the corner

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

KidSport Cowichan wants to see kids get back in action this fall

Funds are available for young athletes as sports return

Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)

Cowichan’s Closson Classic expands community with new format

Long-running softball tournament adds ortho division to great success

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)
The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)

U15 AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs finish second in B.C.

Baseball team loses just one game all season

The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)
Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo

Lake Cowichan Kraken have two more games cancelled

Postponed contests include home opener and visit to Kerry Park

Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo
Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kraken, Isles wait for word after VIJHL postpones season opener

Cowichan Valley junior B teams eager to get in action after exhibition success

Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League cancels season opener in Colwood due to COVID-19 cases

Westshore Wolves were scheduled to host expansion team Lake Cowichan Kraken

An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)
BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Patrick Foley blasts the ball backward during a match at Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball’s Welcome Back Tournament at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Aug. 21. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Patrick Foley blasts the ball backward during a match at Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball’s Welcome Back Tournament at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Aug. 21. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Bulldogs football logo

Cowichan Bulldogs set for 2021 fall season

Midget, bantam, junior bantam and peewee teams all ready for action

Cowichan Bulldogs football logo
Green forward Jareden Kurvers (18) is pursued by Red defenceman Nathan King (7) during the all-star game at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie camp on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

After successful rookie auditions, Caps look toward main camp

Big group invited to try out for remaining spots when camp opens Sept. 17

Green forward Jareden Kurvers (18) is pursued by Red defenceman Nathan King (7) during the all-star game at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie camp on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)